Samir Elsharbaty

  1. In Egypt, Her Story uses women’s voices and Wikipedia to educate about gender violence

    For as long as the pyramids have been standing, the contributions of women to history have been undervalued and underrepresented. But today, there is a movement afoot in the land of the pharaohs—one that aims to bring those stories to the world’s largest encyclopedia.... Read more

  2. Bringing Myanmar to the world: Kyi Phyo Htet

    Kyi Phyo Htet had some free time and passion for the Myanmar Unicode system. He’s invested them in making tens of thousands of Wikipedia edits and writing over a thousand articles.... Read more

  3. Community digest: Mexico, sports, and gender diversity; Odisha adopts free licenses; Wikiquote in the hospital; news in brief

    Mexican Wikipedians help increase gender diversity in Wikipedia’s sports content, Odisha adopts Creative Commons licenses to promote the values of transparency and accessibility, Wikiquote at the hospital, and more stories from around the world in brief.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia is a place to “plant and harvest” free knowledge: Arminé Aghayan

    Arminé Aghayan wrote thousands of articles on the Armenian Wikipedia, uploaded many photos, and used her editing to support the causes she believed in, but taking challenges was one of her strong motivation to stay active.... Read more

  5. Community digest; Wikipedians around the world celebrate Wikipedia’s 17th anniversary

    Every January, Wikipedians around the world celebrate the birthday of Wikipedia. This year, as Wikipedia is turning 17, we took a look at the celebrations held around the world by the Wikipedia communities.... Read more

  6. Community digest: Wikipedia Asian Month wraps up; Remembering Wikipedian John Cameron Deas; news in brief

    Wikipedia Asian Month has wrapped up after adding over 7,000 new articles on Wikipedia in 50 languages; The English Wikipedia community remembers veteran Wikipedian John Cameron Deas who passed away last year. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes information about scholarships for Wikimania and WikiIndaba, Her Story editathons, and more. ... Read more

  7. Community digest: WikiFemHack, the first Wikimedia hackathon to encourage gender diversity in Greece; news in brief

    Wikimedia Community user group in Greece holds an event to encourage women to join and participate in the technological and programming fields and take part in the Wikimedia movement. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from Nigeria Wikimedia hubs, Wikimedia Finland’s new board, registration for Wikimedia conference and more. ... Read more

  8. Community digest: WikiProject Military history’s featured articles; Galician Wikipedia’s painting contest; news in brief

    Last month, members of the English Wikipedia’s Military history project celebrated their one thousandth featured article, a total that makes up nearly a fifth of all featured articles on the entire encyclopedia. Here, project coordinator Krishna Chaitanya Velaga shares some of the reasons behind their success. In addition, the Galician Wikipedia will celebrate a day of literature with a pai... Read more

  9. Community digest: Wikimedia Israel takes on fake news with comics; the Wikipedia Library names first Star Coordinator; news in brief

    To believe or not to believe? This is the question. Wikimedia Israel is extrapolating Wikipedia’s reliable sources guideline to the rest of the internet; The Wikipedia Library names Tunisia’s Houcemeddine Turki as the first Star Coordinator. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from the first WikiCamp in Macedonia, English Wikipedia’s Wikicup wraps up, af... Read more

  10. Telling the story of Stockholm through Wikipedia: Holger Ellgaard

    Passion for Stockholm encouraged Holger Ellgaard to document the city both in words and photographs on Wikipedia. Ellggaard received this year’s Wikimediapriset award from Wikimedia Sweden.... Read more